4th Dan is about a kendo student who is training for his promotional exam. He is determined to succeed and prove his worthiness to his father. However, as the exam approaches, he must confront his own darker self and must come to terms with his own weaknesses.
The film was made in close collaboration with the Budapest Főnix Kendo and Iaido Club, with experienced kendoka playing the roles of the main characters.
It is the third independent and low-budget production by director/cinematographer George Perrin.